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Roach wants Cotto for Pacquiao, thinks it will increase his negotiation power for Mayweather fight

By Chris Williams: If trainer Freddie Roach had his way he’d match his fighter former WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao up against Miguel Cotto next so that it could potentially help Pacquiao in negotiating a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. next year. Roach says Cotto has agreed to fight the Filipino star Pacquiao at a […]

Arum waiting for Cotto to give his proposal on Pacquiao fight

By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is waiting on a proposal from former WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto about what he wants for a fight against Manny Pacquiao. Arum has already received proposals from the other two options – Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez. … Read

Arum wants Bradley-Marquez if Pacquiao faces Cotto

By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum still isn’t spilling the beans about who his fighter Manny Pacquiao will be facing in his next fight. Arum’s saying that Pacquiao will make the choice by the end of this week.… Read

Pacquiao to fight on December 1st, Cotto a strong possibility

By Dan Ambrose: Michael Koncz, the personal adviser for Manny Pacquiao, is reporting that Pacquiao won’t be fighting on November 10th the date that his promoter Bob Arum had mentioned him fighting. Instead, Pacquiao will be fighting on December 1st against an opponent still to be determined. However, the December 1st date coincides with the […]

Why does Pacquiao need a catchweight handicap against Cotto?

By Chris Williams: Bob Arum is talking about matching Manny Pacquiao up against former Top Rank stable fighter Miguel Cotto in November at a catchweight handicap of 150 lbs for Pacquiao rather than at the full weight for the junior middleweight class. What I want to know is why does Pacquiao still need a catchweight […]

Was Cotto really weight drained against Pacquiao?

By John F. McKenna (McJack): In the lead up to the May 5 fight between former WBA light middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30 KO’s) and new WBA light middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s there was a crescendo of commentary claiming that Miguel was was weight drained when he fought WBO welterweight […]

Cotto: I still haven’t decided about my next fight; don’t listen to rumors

By Chris Williams: WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto has been frequently mentioned as the leading candidate to get the fight with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on June 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada.… Read

Roach: Arum will choose Cotto or Bradley for Pacquiao; Mayweather has to wait until November

By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach sees Top Rank CEO Bob Arum opting to skip Floyd Mayweather Jr. as the next opponent for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and instead look to put him in with one of his Top Rank fighters Miguel Cotto or Timothy Bradley next in a move likely done to maximize […]

Koncz say Pacquiao still hasn’t selected an opponent yet

By Chris Williams: Michael Koncz, the close adviser to WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, is saying that Pacquiao still hasn’t selected an opponent yet for his next fight, which is tentatively set for June 9th after Floyd Mayweather Jr. is safely out of the picture doing his 90-day jail term.… Read

Roach says Arum gave him four names for Pacquiao’s next fight: Cotto, Bradley, Marquez and Peterson

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach is reportedly saying that promoter Bob Arum has given him four names – Timothy Bradley, Miguel Cotto, Lamont Peterson and Juan Manuel Marquez – as the fighters that are in the running to be selected from for Pacquiao’s next fight in early 2012. Of the four, two […]


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